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danieln1
Mar 17th, 2009, 04:08 PM
Does anyone know anything about it?? They must be doing it somewhere within a 125 mile radius from Indian Wells!
No one talked about it, IF they´re doing any! They give a shit about Indian Wells and Larry´s roadmap! :worship:
They can do whatever they want, since they´re the most talented players playing right now!

$uricate
Mar 17th, 2009, 04:16 PM
I dont know :shrug:

Is there not a McDonalds within that 125 mile radius? Usually they go help out serving burgers and stuff, or they did when McDonalds paid them :shrug:

There's probably a whole hospital full of sick children somewhere nearby that they can visit.

Or maybe they're at Palm Springs promoting IW to the people in the spa.

TheBoiledEgg
Mar 17th, 2009, 04:33 PM
Larry Scott offers to clean their shoes in public

rockstar
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:10 PM
:rolleyes:
the tour needs to stand firm if it's gonna introduce such policies, otherwise these rules are gonna be useless, and new ones will be constantly added to accommodate the sisters.

TSequoia01
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:12 PM
Serena is promoting her clothing line Aneres while Venus is promoting Eleven and her design company. :p:p:lol:

volta
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:24 PM
Serena is promoting her clothing line Aneres while Venus is promoting Eleven and her design company. :p:p:lol:

:haha:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:25 PM
Serena is promoting her clothing line Aneres while Venus is promoting Eleven and her design company. :p:p:lol:

:lol:

V's a star
Mar 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM
I dont know :shrug:

Is there not a McDonalds within that 125 mile radius? Usually they go help out serving burgers and stuff, or they did when McDonalds paid them :shrug:

There's probably a whole hospital full of sick children somewhere nearby that they can visit.

Or maybe they're at Palm Springs promoting IW to the people in the spa.

ur sick :help:

BlameSerena
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:27 PM
:rolleyes:
the tour needs to stand firm if it's gonna introduce such policies, otherwise these rules are gonna be useless, and new ones will be constantly added to accommodate the sisters.

I don't think the rules were properly instituted in the first place.
Maybe they need to revamp their rules.

Regardless, I'm glad Serena is doing what is best for her. If it means she has to promote an event then she will. I think she and Venus are capable of deciding what is best for them.

QUEENLINDSAY
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:29 PM
All I know is Larry Scott is letting the sisters make a mockery of his system and WTA!

supergrunt
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:33 PM
the williams sisters beat the system!! :bounce:
don't hate the players, hate the game :armed:

kiwifan
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:36 PM
Serena is promoting her clothing line Aneres while Venus is promoting Eleven and her design company. :p:p:lol::worship:


:dance: and that's all they should have to do :devil:

RenaSlam.
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:37 PM
Step to it.

darrinbaker00
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:40 PM
All I know is Larry Scott is letting the sisters make a mockery of his system and WTA!
Larry Scott made a mockery of his own system when he added that "promotional" loophole. Venus and Serena never publicly stated that they would fight any disciplinary action taken against them for skipping Indian Wells, so Scott could have just left things the way they were.

2Black
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:42 PM
Larry Scott made a mockery of his own system when he added that "promotional" loophole. Venus and Serena never publicly stated that they would fight any disciplinary action taken against them for skipping Indian Wells, so Scott could have just left things the way they were.

Remember there were closed door meetings that you nor I were a part of so who knows what has been said.

court70
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:47 PM
Scott screwed himself and I hope he had an orgasm.

Slammer7
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:48 PM
OK this mandatory thing and the suspension rule is a joke:lol: and it was instituted just to punish 3 players, Venus, Serena and Sharapova.:devil: If this really was a rule for the whole freaking tour than why not just levy an enormous fine?:shrug: If you fine a player that skips the event $500,000 who would miss the tourney?:shrug: Lets be honest 99.9999999% of the tour would follow the rule. There are only 3 women who would take the fine. So this rule is only there to force the Williams and Sharapova to play. The tour took a gamble and lost,:devil: so they have to pay the dealer and move on.:wavey: They eventually will have to change this dumbass rule anyway as it is draconian and it didn't get them the results they wanted, because there are no Williams and no Sharapova in singles so the rule is as tough as a cotton swab.:haha:

kiwifan
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:49 PM
Remember there were closed door meetings that you nor I were a part of so who knows what has been said.

And behind closed doors Larry said, "Queen Venus, Mama Smash, don't worry about Indian Wells. I 'gotcha back' and if the Haters complain, fuck them too."

I have it on tape. :devil:

:dance:

Kart
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:49 PM
The Williams sisters boycott of Indian Wells has given it plenty of promotion :shrug:.

I don't expect we'll see any more promotional work from them related to this matter - particularly considering the tour needs them more than they need it ... and they all know that.

2Black
Mar 17th, 2009, 07:50 PM
Indian Wells is like a tier 2 without Venus, Serena & Sharapova and all the upsets lol

Slammer7
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:00 PM
Larry Scott made a mockery of his own system when he added that "promotional" loophole. Venus and Serena never publicly stated that they would fight any disciplinary action taken against them for skipping Indian Wells, so Scott could have just left things the way they were.

If the tour had suspended them what do you think would have happened?:devil: There would have been a media storm like no other, the sister would have done all the major interview shows and told their story of being jeered.:mad: Serena would have talked about how it felt to be out there at 19 battling the crowd as well as her opponent.:sad: Hell they probably would have flown Kim in to ask her what she thought of things.:lol: The tour would have had to justify why they were suspending their two black superstars for refusing to play somewhere where they feel they were racially abused.:o How in the hell was the WTA going to stand behind that stance to the public.:devil: It would have been a public relations nightmare and Venus and Serena would be viewed as martyrs and victims of the big bad heartless WTA.:sad: No league with a brain would do that, but no league with a brain would have instituted a rule they had no interest in actually enforcing.:lol:

HippityHop
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Larry Scott made a mockery of his own system when he added that "promotional" loophole. Venus and Serena never publicly stated that they would fight any disciplinary action taken against them for skipping Indian Wells, so Scott could have just left things the way they were.

Indeed. I personally would love to have seen the sh^t storm that would have accompanied a suspension from Miami. :D

Slammer7
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:43 PM
Indeed. I personally would love to have seen the sh^t storm that would have accompanied a suspension from Miami. :D
:haha:
So true, it would have been a BIG SH*T STORM indeed. The WTA would have had to buy a toilet paper company.:haha:

serenus_2k8
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:47 PM
Venus and Serena are the reason most people have heard of Indian Wells, theyve done enough for the tournament already.

spartanfan
Mar 17th, 2009, 08:51 PM
Indeed. I personally would love to have seen the sh^t storm that would have accompanied a suspension from Miami. :D
Actually I think Richard their father and coach stated that he would seek legal action if they tried to suspend Venus and Serena. Either way a sh^t storm would have followed. The way it has unfolded, not too much is being said about it. Which is best for all sides.

DOUBLEFIST
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Larry Scott made a mockery of his own system when he added that "promotional" loophole. Venus and Serena never publicly stated that they would fight any disciplinary action taken against them for skipping Indian Wells, so Scott could have just left things the way they were.

Operative word being, "publicly." :wink:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:19 PM
And behind closed doors Larry said, "Queen Venus, Mama Smash, don't worry about Indian Wells. I 'gotcha back' and if the Haters complain, fuck them too."

I have it on tape. :devil:

:dance:

:chucklingmyassoff: :worship: :lol:

HRHoliviasmith
Mar 17th, 2009, 09:25 PM
and I'm sure larry scott didn't want to piss off Butch Buchholz. but i have a feeling after V & S retire they willg et rid of that "clause" if the mandatory thing is still in effect by then.

LH2HBH
Mar 18th, 2009, 12:52 AM
All they need to do is exist. They are promoting the game more doing that than others are right now.

danieln1
Mar 18th, 2009, 01:37 AM
All they need to do is exist. They are promoting the game more doing that than others are right now.

Agreed... but about that rule change, is that true? That they need to promote the tour some time this year??? Roadmap is a JOKE!

Leo_DFP
Mar 18th, 2009, 03:22 AM
All I know is Larry Scott is letting the sisters make a mockery of his system and WTA!

Yep.

Tennisstar86
Mar 18th, 2009, 03:43 AM
I read a article where it says one of Serena's and I assume Venus' (dont they live together) is 128 miles from Indian wells. so really they could just go to publix and tell the cashier as they're leaving hey, you should support tennis, and then go back to the couch....

Tennisstar86
Mar 18th, 2009, 03:47 AM
OK this mandatory thing and the suspension rule is a joke:lol: and it was instituted just to punish 3 players, Venus, Serena and Sharapova.:devil: If this really was a rule for the whole freaking tour than why not just levy an enormous fine?:shrug: If you fine a player that skips the event $500,000 who would miss the tourney?:shrug: Lets be honest 99.9999999% of the tour would follow the rule. There are only 3 women who would take the fine. So this rule is only there to force the Williams and Sharapova to play. The tour took a gamble and lost,:devil: so they have to pay the dealer and move on.:wavey: They eventually will have to change this dumbass rule anyway as it is draconian and it didn't get them the results they wanted, because there are no Williams and no Sharapova in singles so the rule is as tough as a cotton swab.:haha:

I didnt even think about SHarapova. I thought she was injured, but now i think she didnt want to play 4 weeks of tennis in a row on her comeback and she wanted to play Miami and screw Indian Wells. I wont be shocked if we see her next week...

:haha: Maria, Venus and Serena saying f u to the system.

StarDuvallGrant
Mar 18th, 2009, 03:53 AM
All I know is Larry Scott is letting the sisters make a mockery of his system and WTA!

I can't see how. Serena's stance on IW predated this roadmap. Serena didn't create the problem.

Justin SW
Mar 18th, 2009, 04:00 AM
Sharapova wont play Miami either I believe according to her post match interview...

hankqq
Mar 18th, 2009, 10:44 PM
Just to settle the argument here:

http://tennis.com/uploadedImages/News/The_Ticker/_the_ticker_icon.jpgWTA CEO Larry Scott outlines the off-court appearances the Williams sisters will do to avoid a suspension for skipping Indian Wells: Venus will make some tour-related appearances in Los Angeles during the ESPY awards in mid-July. Serena will do some promotional work in the greater Los Angeles area ahead of October's Sony Ericsson year-end championships .


from the ticker @ tennis.com http://tennis.com/news/ticker.aspx

tennisbum79
Mar 18th, 2009, 11:13 PM
If they do anymore promotion, given the level of competition at IW, fans at IW might boo them , arguing the WS are trying to show off by out-shining IW and overshadowing the actual competition taking place.

LDVTennis
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:44 AM
If they do anymore promotion, given the level of competition at IW, fans at IW might boo them , arguing the WS are trying to show off by out-shining IW and overshadowing the actual competition taking place.

Yeah, like Venus and Serena are going to overshadow Federer and Nadal.

I was at Indian Wells earlier this week. No one is talking about Venus and Serena. No one cares.

The crowds are huge. The facilities are even better than last year. And, Federer and Nadal are in the building.

Venus and Serena, who?

G1Player2
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:49 AM
Yeah, like Venus and Serena are going to overshadow Federer and Nadal.

I was at Indian Wells earlier this week. No one is talking about Venus and Serena. No one cares.

The crowds are huge. The facilities are even better than last year. And, Federer and Nadal are in the building.

Venus and Serena, who?


The women's event suffered this year though with some near record low tocket sales and attendance. However, because it's a combined event, Indian Wells doesn't suffer at much. If Venus and Serena attended Indian Wells this year, the attendance and ticket sales would be up. They are the biggest draw in women's tennis. Live with it.

Infiniti2001
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:03 AM
Yeah, like Venus and Serena are going to overshadow Federer and Nadal.

I was at Indian Wells earlier this week. No one is talking about Venus and Serena. No one cares.

The crowds are huge. The facilities are even better than last year. And, Federer and Nadal are in the building.

Venus and Serena, who?

Aren't you tired of being a bitter old queen? :tape::help:

tennisbum79
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:19 AM
Yeah, like Venus and Serena are going to overshadow Federer and Nadal.

I was at Indian Wells earlier this week. No one is talking about Venus and Serena. No one cares.

The crowds are huge. The facilities are even better than last year. And, Federer and Nadal are in the building.

Venus and Serena, who?
The crowd may be huge, but how many fans go see the women matches.
The women matches are not that well attended, many seats are empty.
I am talking about the WTA, not ATP.


Did you notice, rarely are women the matches shown on TV.

And I am sorry, but I would never take your word when it comes to Venus and Serena.
Your judgement is clouded by unexplainable bias.

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:21 AM
Yeah, like Venus and Serena are going to overshadow Federer and Nadal.

I was at Indian Wells earlier this week. No one is talking about Venus and Serena. No one cares.

The crowds are huge. The facilities are even better than last year. And, Federer and Nadal are in the building.

Venus and Serena, who?

singing a different tune now that you're "maria" card didn't quite come through :rolls:

Slammer7
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:42 AM
Yeah, like Venus and Serena are going to overshadow Federer and Nadal.

I was at Indian Wells earlier this week. No one is talking about Venus and Serena. No one cares.

The crowds are huge. The facilities are even better than last year. And, Federer and Nadal are in the building.

Venus and Serena, who?

Hi troll.:wavey: Hi troll that only post in threads about the Williams.:wavey:

iGOAT
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:47 AM
Don't know if it is posted, but this is it....

WTA CEO Larry Scott outlines the off-court appearances the Williams sisters will do to avoid a suspension for skipping Indian Wells: Venus will make some tour-related appearances in Los Angeles during the ESPY awards in mid-July. Serena will do some promotional work in the greater Los Angeles area ahead of October's Sony Ericsson year-end championships .

LDVTennis
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:30 AM
Aren't you tired of being a bitter old queen?


Who's bitter? I just spent the weekend at IW. Bad economy and all and there I was in a friend's luxury suite. Where were you? Heck, who cares where you were. You weren't at IW. And, you won't be at Key Biscayne. That's all that matters. :lol::lol::lol:

Infiniti2001
Mar 19th, 2009, 05:38 AM
Who's bitter? I just spent the weekend at IW. Bad economy and all and there I was in a friend's luxury suite. Where were you? Heck, who cares where you were. You weren't at IW. And, you won't be at Key Biscayne. That's all that matters. :lol::lol::lol:


Typical response from a bitter queen :lol: . Who the fuck cares where you stayed? :rolleyes: then again there's no telling what you had to do to stay in that suite :tape: Meanwhile, I wasn't at IW considering I live in Florida . And you better believe I will be making my annual trip to Key Biscayne bad economy and all ----dumbass :tape:

LDVTennis
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:29 AM
Typical response from a bitter queen. [How would you know? Unless?] Who the fuck cares where you stayed? [T]hen again there's no telling what you had to do to stay in that suite [Speaking from experience, are we?]. Meanwhile, I wasn't at IW considering I live in Florida. [I feel sorry for you. No, I don't. :lol:] And you better believe I will be making my annual trip to Key Biscayne bad economy and all ----dumbass. [Annual trip? :lol::lol::lol::lol:]


The more you speak, the more superior I feel. The End.

Infiniti2001
Mar 19th, 2009, 06:35 AM
The more you speak, the more superior I feel. The End.

Anyone can feel superior hiding behind a damn computer :haha: and yes it's a trip since I live 4 hours away :rolleyes:

BuTtErFrEnA
Mar 19th, 2009, 08:03 AM
ldv :worship: as usual shows superiority because it went to a tournament....brilliant as usual especially since the usual argument is rebutted seriously :rolls:

rjd1111
Mar 19th, 2009, 09:18 AM
If the tour had suspended them what do you think would have happened?:devil: There would have been a media storm like no other, the sister would have done all the major interview shows and told their story of being jeered.:mad: Serena would have talked about how it felt to be out there at 19 battling the crowd as well as her opponent.:sad: Hell they probably would have flown Kim in to ask her what she thought of things.:lol: The tour would have had to justify why they were suspending their two black superstars for refusing to play somewhere where they feel they were racially abused.:o How in the hell was the WTA going to stand behind that stance to the public.:devil: It would have been a public relations nightmare and Venus and Serena would be viewed as martyrs and victims of the big bad heartless WTA.:sad: No league with a brain would do that, but no league with a brain would have instituted a rule they had no interest in actually enforcing.:lol:

There would also be the WTA's embarassment in the courtroom

when the Sisters sued his ass.

That rule was only put in place to try and force the Sisters

to play IW. And that loophole was no accident. It was Larry's

way out of the situation stated in the post above that he

wanted no part of.

rjd1111
Mar 19th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Yeah, like Venus and Serena are going to overshadow Federer and Nadal.

I was at Indian Wells earlier this week. No one is talking about Venus and Serena. No one cares.

The crowds are huge. The facilities are even better than last year. And, Federer and Nadal are in the building.

Venus and Serena, who?

Crowds are huge?

Every match I've seen so far the stands were empty.

Including the three Mens matches I saw.

When Ana played last night there couldn't have been

more than 500 people in the whole stadium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8YJMktGbIs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPPji4r8u2o

~Cherry*Blossom~
Mar 19th, 2009, 10:12 AM
HAHA! You know you're completely f*cked when you've got to start saying that you have a better life than other people :rolls:

Lindsayfan32
Mar 19th, 2009, 12:17 PM
So Larry Scott has kissed the Williams sister arses again. They will get away it, They run the tour not larry Scott and the WTA. Just fine them and give them no ranking points and suspend them from next year's Miami tournmament as per the rules for the rest of the tour and get on with it.

Vlover
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:29 PM
WTA CEO Larry Scott outlines the off-court appearances the Williams sisters will do to avoid a suspension for skipping Indian Wells: Venus will make some tour-related appearances in Los Angeles during the ESPY awards in mid-July. Serena will do some promotional work in the greater Los Angeles area ahead of October's Sony Ericsson year-end championships .
Is that punishment enough for you LDV? OMG talk about adding insult to injury.:haha: Also their only consolation went up in smoke with Safina's lost. I'm totally entertained with all the haters suffering once again.:lol:

Slammer7
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:33 PM
So Larry Scott has kissed the Williams sister arses again. They will get away it, They run the tour not larry Scott and the WTA. Just fine them and give them no ranking points and suspend them from next year's Miami tournmament as per the rules for the rest of the tour and get on with it.

Get away with what, what crime have they committed? The have refused this event for 8 years they have seniority over this idiotic rule that would have been overturned in court if the tour had even tried to enforce it, which they never would have. This rule so many love is illegal.

If the tour had suspended them what do you think would have happened?:devil: There would have been a media storm like no other, the sister would have done all the major interview shows and told their story of being jeered.:mad: Serena would have talked about how it felt to be out there at 19 battling the crowd as well as her opponent.:sad: Hell they probably would have flown Kim in to ask her what she thought of things.:lol: The tour would have had to justify why they were suspending their two black superstars for refusing to play somewhere where they feel they were racially abused.:o How in the hell was the WTA going to stand behind that stance to the public.:devil: It would have been a public relations nightmare and Venus and Serena would be viewed as martyrs and victims of the big bad heartless WTA.:sad: No league with a brain would do that, but no league with a brain would have instituted a rule they had no interest in actually enforcing.:lol:

Can you read? The rule was nothing but a bluff a bluff that has come back to bite Scott in the ass.:devil: If this was a rule for the rest of the tour it would just be a $500,0000 fine, which no one but 3 women on the whole tour can afford. If he had suspended 2 black players for refusing to play a tournament because of perceived racism the tour would be vilified and both the WTA and IW would be in even deeper hot SH*T. Do all of you supposed rule sticklers even give a damn about the tour because suspending them for this reason would be tantamount to economic and P.R suicide. Do you need your pound of flesh that badly? :rolleyes:

Lucemferre
Mar 19th, 2009, 02:37 PM
Graf troll LDV polluting another thread :worship: If it's so full why do I see hardly anyone in the stands during women's matches? But I'm sure the tournament is breaking attendance records again :spit: IW keep bringing up the same old Williams drama for publicity every year. It's their way of attracting the same ugly crowds consist of people like you.

Vlover
Mar 19th, 2009, 03:03 PM
Crowds are huge?
Every match I've seen so far the stands were empty.
Including the three Mens matches I saw.
When Ana played last night there couldn't have been
more than 500 people in the whole stadium.

OMG, how can LDV defend this when he criticized 12,000 people showing up in a snow storm to watched Venus and Serena play an exhibition?:eek: Ana is the IW defending champion, so explain this for us LDV without talking about the men. We are discussing WOMEN'S tennis so don't conflate the two.

2Black
Mar 19th, 2009, 03:12 PM
If he had suspended 2 black players for refusing to play a tournament because of perceived racism the tour would be vilified and both the WTA and IW would be in even deeper hot SH*T. Do all of you supposed rule sticklers even give a damn about the tour because suspending them for this reason would be tantamount to economic and P.R suicide. Do you need your pound of flesh that badly? :rolleyes:

:worship: :worship: :worship: That's my question as well. I don't understand some of the responses on this board. I'm like they hate the Williams sisters more than they care about the WTA. SAD

DemWilliamsGulls
Mar 19th, 2009, 03:47 PM
This tired tournament does not even deserve the interest of Venus and Serena. I wouldnt promote anything for this tournament or pay not one RED CENT in penalties. LETS NOT FORGET WHAT HAPPENED http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMdE-T1_d5o this is unacceptable. I think its chessy for the WTA to institute rules to play in this tournament after this kind of treatment. I personally think they should have suspended this tournament for a year or two after they treated the Williams family with such hatred. I hope Venus and Serena stick to their guns...I would NEVER play on those courts again if I were them. If Indian wells is struggling to have top players such as venus and serena...its because they deserve it because of their shitty treatement towards their OWN AMERICAN GIRL! Some people may be dumb but they are not dumb asses (there is a difference). Not only does Indian wells need The Williams sisters..but the WTA need them..I doubt they will do anything to Venus and Serena to run them off. Fuck indian wells....it deserves everything its getting.

Bijoux0021
Mar 19th, 2009, 03:53 PM
These haters are just furious that the sisters have the nerves to do what they want to do and there's nothing anyone of them can do about it. :wavey:

DA FOREHAND
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Aren't you tired of being a bitter old queen? :tape::help:

lmao

There's isn't a tier above that in queendom come:)

DA FOREHAND
Mar 19th, 2009, 04:05 PM
These haters are just furious that the sisters have the nerves to do what they want to do and there's nothing anyone of them can do about it. :wavey:

They can start by doing the things they want to do, and dancing to the beat of their own drummer.

They will find it quite liberating.:bounce::wavey: